Tsunami warning following earthquake in Alaska




  • A tsunami warning  has been issued following a  magnitude 7.9  earthquake was detected in coast of Alaska in the US. It hit 280km (173 miles) south-east of Kodiak, 25km deep, at 00:31 (09:31 GMT), the US Geological Survey said. Kodiak officials warned residents to evacuate if they lived in low-lying areas. Meanwhile the US National Weather Service says a warning is in effect for the coasts of British Columbia and Alaska, while the US west coast is on tsunami watch.

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